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Intern, City of Irvine

The Community Development Department is looking for an intern to assist with projects like the Great Park, City-wide park planning, and the Parks and Facilities Master Plan. The internship is unpaid, but it would be a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about park planning or getting involved with the Great Park.

The link to the posting can be found under “Intern (Volunteer)” on the City webpage, but if you are interested then I recommend that you contact:
   Darlene Nicandro
   Principle Planner (City of Irvine)

Planing Technician, City of Grand Terrace

Sandra Molina (Director of Community Development) is looking for a part time planning technician to work the counter, assist with staff reports, and process development applications. Full details are included in the job posting.  For more information (or to apply), contact:
Sandra Molina
Director of Community Development (City of Grand Terrace)

Part-time Intern, City of Santa Ana
The firm is called RSG, located in Downtown Santa Ana. It’s a paid internship. Check out the website for more information about the firm. From the boss: “We are primarily doing municipal economic development, finance, and real estate. We do not do any traditional land use planning, nor CEQA, so not a fit for those looking in those career directions. Excel skills are critical.”
Since 1979, ROSENOW SPEVACEK GROUP INC. (RSG) has been a leading multidisciplinary community development consulting firm in California. Our extensive client list includes governmental agencies, special districts, private businesses, non-profits, and land development companies throughout the State. RSG prides itself on its range of expertise in the areas of fiscal health, economic development, real estate, affordable housing and healthy communities.
Part-time Intern for a busy economic and community development consulting firm.
$15 per hour
Enrolled in an accredited college or university with coursework in Policy & Planning, Social Ecology, Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, Real Estate, and/or other related field. Ideal candidate will be able to work approximately 15-20 hours per week during our office hours of 8:30-5pm. Applicant must have a car, a valid California Drivers License, and proof of insurance.
Interns are generally expected to assist in data collection; analyses and research. This position requires strong Excel skills. Applicants must be able to understand and follow oral and written directions, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Send cover letter and resume to via email to:
Jane Carlson

Bosch eBike Systems Paid Inern, City of Irvine
Bosch eBike Systems is part of the Bosch Group, a 129-year old global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros ($61.2 billion). Our operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.
Bosch eBike Systems is headquartered in Germany, and recently opened a new office in Irvine, CA. We provide a high-quality drive system for pedal-assist only eBikes. The Bosch eBike drive system consists of a drive unit (motor and transmission), a battery and a smart and intuitive cycle computer. In Europe, Bosch is already the market leader; more than 50 leading bicycle brands rely on the eBike system made by Bosch. In 2015, a selected customer base of eBike manufacturers (BH EasyMotion, Felt Bicycles, Grace, Haibike, KTM, Lapierre, and Xtracycle) will offer their eBikes e-powered by Bosch in the U.S. market.
Key Responsibilities:
-Support strategic marketing by conducting in-depth market analysis to identify new business opportunities.
-Support advocacy by developing a campaign to educate local and state policy makers about pedal-assist electric bikes and their societal benefits.
-Support marketing communications by developing creative materials and pushing this material into the world via social media and other press
-In general, solve problems that arise in our fast-paced day-to-day work environment.
-Proficient in Excel and Powerpoint
-Some technical/engineering background is a plus
-Being a bike rider/enthusiast is a plus
-The ideal candidate will have some marketing experience or education and be pursuing a graduate degree related to Transportation, but other M.A. or M.S. students and 4th year undergrads pursuing business administration may also be considered.
Contact Jonathan Weinert with your resume at jonathan.weinert@ux.bosch.com. This is a paid internship.

National Council of La Raza Unpaid Intern, City of Los Angeles

This unpaid internship program is designed to complement and enhance academic studies through a variety of assignments and professional responsibilities. NCLR seeks to host an intern with an immediate start date with a commitment of at least 15 hours per week through the Fall semester with the possibility of extension through Spring. Intern must reside in Los Angeles, Riverside or Orange Counties during the time of the internship as NCLR does not cover relocation costs. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m., with flexibility to accommodate class and/or work schedule. More information on Linkedin.


  • General office duties including clerical support, research, and assistance in developing peer training sessions
  • Data collection, and data entry and maintenance
  • General Internet research, reporting, and contributing to the Affiliate Digest
  • Light lifting, packing, assembly, and distribution of materials
  • Provide support to staff for event planning and follow-up activities
  • Local and intrastate travel may be required


  • All majors are encouraged to apply, but a strong interest in advocacy, public policy, and/or nonprofit management is required
  • Excellent written, oral, and proofreading skills
  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, and internet research skills
  • Ability to think and work creatively and independently
  • Strong ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks, attention to detail, work under pressure, and meet strict deadlines both independently and in a team
  • Exceptional attent

Application and more information here.

Nation Parks Service Summer Intern, Washington, DC

The National Park Service and partnering agencies will offer internships during the summer of 2015. Internships are for ten (10) weeks, at forty (40) hours per week and in Washington, DC except where noted. Stipends are issued based on a rate of twelve dollars per hour. Exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in an academic program in historic preservation or an allied field, or very recently graduated (degree received December 2013 or later). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours in this program; previous interns in the program must stay within this overall limit.

Please be aware that, unless otherwise noted, interns are responsible for travel to and housing at the internship location. This should be kept in mind particularly for those internships in the West. In some cases the supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodations.

Also be aware that, due to Federal Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for any position which involves access to Government computers, if you are chosen for that position. This may include providing information about recent housing and employment history, and those positions may require US citizenship or possession of a valid student visa to complete the check. The position supervisor will have more information on requirements and procedures at the time of hiring.

Application and more information here.

Research Associate, Orange County Business Council

Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is looking for research associates (paid) with sound quantitative skills to assist with a broad range of data analysis and research projects. OCBC is the leading business and economic development research organization in Orange County, California.  OCBC is an alliance of private-sector companies and public-sector partners, representing hundreds of local enterprises from small business to large corporations, governmental agencies, and universities.  Subject areas include developing advanced analytics and “big data” solutions in the worlds of education and workforce development, industry clusters, economic development strategy, infrastructure, energy and fuel policy, economic impact, and statewide public policy issues such as business climate and budget reforms. Knowledge of SAS, SPSS, Stata, Alteryx, and/or REMI Transight and experience mining big data sets will be a big plus.

Previous research associates have described the position as follows:
– “The research projects are stimulating and there is ample opportunity to apply and hone one’s newly acquired academic skills”
– “The person hired will be getting paid to learn and report about the local business climate”
– “There are bountiful networking opportunities – OCBC investors are among the county’s largest employers, not to mention there is frequent collaborative work with local non-profits, cities and educational institutions”
– “The location is just a few miles from campus (Jamboree & Main)”

Contact: Dr. Wallace Walrod; Chief Economic Advisor (and PPD alum)
Orange County Business Council
Phone: (949) 476-2242
Email:  wwalrod@ocbc.org

Institute of Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, Washington, DC

Summer 2015, 4-week or 8-week programs

INTERN with a nonprofit organization and work on the front-lines to solving local and national issues.

You are guaranteed an internship placement. We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and work with local and national nonprofit organizations across all issue areas including education, environment, healthcare, homelessness/hunger, women’s issues and more. Our staff works closely with you to find the best internship match for your interests and qualifications.

SERVE the greater DC community through service projects and fundraising events. Take part in hands-on service projects mentoring at-risk youth, revitalizing urban green spaces, tackling public health issues and much more. In addition to direct service, you’ll get to impact the community through a student-led grant process: plan fundraisers to raise money for a local charity of your selection.

Questions may be directed to IPVS Program Manager Jesse Schaefer, at jschaefer@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Visit their website for applications and more information.

 Environmental Specialist Assistant, Port of Long Beach

The Port is looking for a Environmental Specialist Assistant, a full time and entry level position, to start mid-summer.

Check out Port’s webpage for all employment is here:

This will be a civil service listing, so the first section on the right should be appropriate. The application period is from Febuary 27th to March 6th.


$10.90- $14.60 per hour

Development Services, Planning Division Interns provide general entry-level professional planning support to City staff.  Incumbents will be required to work 20 hours per week, with flexible hours scheduled around the Intern’s school schedule.  This is an ideal opportunity for students looking for hands-on experience in the field. Interns will perform varied assignments in the field of municipal planning which require skill in gathering and evaluating information for citizens and other governmental agencies relating to land use regulations and zoning issues, as well as conduct or participate in special studies of land use, land economics, and other factors relating to zoning and current planning matters. Will assist in the processing of applications pursuant to zoning code provisions, and review construction drawings in plan check for zoning compliance. In addition, Intern will assist in the preparation of environmental documents to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Will perform related work in advance and current planning as required. Work also involves the responsibility for developing assigned studies under direct supervision of a planner, and for factual correlating information into comprehensive reports, which will be useful to planning authorities in formulating the details of municipal plans. Supervision is received from superiors who make assignments, keep in close touch with survey progress, and are available for consultation and advice on any matter.

Candidates must be currently enrolled as a college senior, or in a Master’s program at an accredited college or university with major course work in Planning, Public Administration, or other related field is preferred.  First or second year graduate students in a Planning related field are preferred.
-Strong skills in effective verbal and written communication
-Knowledge of basic research and statistical research methods and techniques
-Ability to gather, analyze and interpret data and prepare clear and concise written reports
-Ability to prepare graphic presentations, tables, charts, and textual analysis relating to planning topics
-Must be reliable and able to work a consistent work schedule (20 hours per week)
-Possess and maintain a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License

Please email resume directly to Claire Flynn, Assistant Development Services Director: Claire.Flynn@costamesaca.gov, detailing all qualifications as they relate to this position, academic and/or other honors and activities. Also, indicate your expected graduation date.  For questions, please call (714) 754-5278.

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